How to Choose Packing Material and Moving Supplies?

Residential Moving Choosing the right moving material and moving supplies is dependent upon the type of move that is being completed. Strong College Students provides several service levels and offers solutions to completed home or office moving project. Our teams of polite, professionally trained, uniformed movers come prepared with a variety of moving supplies and materials. When planning your move it’s important to make sure you choose a moving company that has the correct moving equipment, moving supplies, and packing materials to complete your move quickly, safe, and efficiently.

Packing Materials and Moving Supplies for Home Moves

Packing your home is a must when moving locally or long distance. When your home is packed correctly your moving cost will be lower because of reduced time and reduced trips to and from the moving truck. Every loose article or item that is NOT furniture should be placed in a box or contained to be moved safely. This includes items like lamps, lamp shades, pictures or frames, mirrors, televisions, vases, or pottery and especially nics nacs or decorative items.

Personal items from your bedroom or bathroom should be packed an contained in boxes as well. Make sure to remove contents from dresser draws or night stands and end tables as well. All furniture should be empty of all items and moved the exact way a manufacturer delivered it. Additional contents inside a furniture item can cause the item to structurally fail from the extra weight load resulting in the damage or breaking of your furniture. Use the moving supplies and packing materials below to make sure your home is prepared for your upcoming move. If you need help with packing our teams of student movers can pack up a couple boxes or your entire home.

  • Moving Boxes– boxes are to protect and contain your belongings. They help lower the cost of your move and keep your belongings safe.
    • Small boxes– great for HEAVY items or very dense items like books, glasses, or cans of food.
    • Medium Boxes– Good for clothing and household items that are not heavy.
    • Large Boxes– these boxes are perfect for bedding, pillows, or large items that are light in weight.
    • Dishpak– This is a specialized box used to pack dishes and china. The box is much stronger because of its double corrugated wall construction.
  • Television Boxes
  • Wardrobe Boxes
  • Picture Boxes
  • Mirror Boxes
  • Newsprint or Packing Paper
  • Padded Paper
  • Tape, Markers, & Box cutters
  • Custom boxes- you can create a custom box for unique items by cutting a larger box down to size or by joining two or more boxes together
  • Garbage bags- These are great fro containing loose items before loading into a box.
  • Stretch Wrap

Moving Equipment on Strong College Students Moving Trucks

Sofa Moving - Strong College StudentStrong College Students moving trucks have specialized equipment to complete your move. Having the right equipment is critical to complete a safe and efficient move. The cost of hiring our company includes the use of this specialized equipment and that is why hiring a professional mover like Strong College Students Moving can be perceived as costing more than completing a self move. However if you account for the needed equipment to make sure a self move is done safely while focusing on furniture protection often the cost can become more than using a professional service like Strong College Students Moving.
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Below is an example of the equipment that we carry on our trucks (not all equipment is listed below)

  • Dozens of Professional Woven Moving Blankets
  • Commercial grade hand trucks
  • Commercial grade 4 wheel dollies
  • Piano Dollies
  • 70” LCD Flat Screen TV Cases
  • Load Securing Straps
  • Commercial grade 4 wheel basket trucks
  • Daily Equipment storage bins
  • Assorted Moving Boxes

Packing Materials and Moving Supplies for Office Moves

SCS_Low_Res-(51-of-113)Office moves are unique and hav specific moving supply needs. Just as in home moving it’s critical to make sure all items and contents are contained before the moving day. An easy way to think about managing moving cost is that the more times we have to travel from the office to the truck and back the more time it will take and the higher the overall cost. By reducing the number of trips by properly containing and organizing office items into boxes, office totes, or commercial moving totes the more efficient we can operate and the lower the overall cost for moving your office or business.

  • Office Totes– these are boxes for moving office equipment like computers or desk contents.
  • File Boxes– files are critical for office operations. It’s dangerous to leave them inside file cabinets because the additional weight can affect the structural integrity of the item.
  • Lateral File Boxes– these are larger boxes for lateral files
  • Commercial Moving Crates– These are our recommendation for all business, office, or commercial moves. These crates are designed for office moving and can hold computers, files, or personal desk items. We rent these crates for your office move and can deliver them before the move and pick them up after the move helping your office get up and running faster.
  • Moving Boxes-
    • Small boxes- great for HEAVY items or very dense items like books, glasses, or files.
    • Medium Boxes- Good for items that are not heavy.
    • Large Boxes- these boxes are perfect large items that are light in weight
    • Dishpak- This is a specialized box used to pack dishes and china. The box is much stronger because of its double corrugated wall construction.
  • Television Boxes
  • Picture Boxes
  • Newsprint or Packing Paper
  • Padded Paper
  • Tape, Markers, & Box cutters.
  • Stretch Wrap

Choose the right Moving Equipment for office moves

Office moves have specialized factors that make them more challenging. Often offices are in high rise buildings and have elevators. Or they have long hallways and comprise of areas that are thousands and thousands of square feet. In additional offices moves must be completed quickly and efficiently often during the days or hours that a business is not operational. Because of these factors office moves require larger crews sizes and specialized equipment to help offset the challenges they present.
Crew Size Examples:

Under 5 office- 3-4 Student Crew From 6 – 10 offices 4-6 student crew
A project manager is recommended
From 11-25 offices 6 – 10 student crew
A project manager is required
Over 25 offices- Crew Sizes can vary
We will create a unique execution plan

Packing Materials and Moving Supplies for Moving Labor

When completed a self move and using moving labor its important to be as focused and determined to pack your household items just as professional movers like Strong College Students Moving would. Whether you are moving across the neighborhood or across the country packing should follow the sames steps to make sure your items arrive safely. Packing and protecting items before moving is the best way to prevent damage to your personal belongings.

  • Moving Boxes- boxes are to protect and contain your belongings. They help lower the cost of your move and keep your belongings safe.
    • Small boxes- great for HEAVY items or very dense items like books, glasses, or cans of food.
    • Medium Boxes- Good for clothing and household items that are not heavy
    • Large Boxes- these boxes are perfect for bedding, pillows, or large items that are light in weight
    • Dishpak- This is a specialized box used to pack dishes and china. The box is much stronger because of its double corrugated wall construction.
  • Television Boxes
  • Wardrobe Boxes
  • Picture Boxes
  • Mirror Boxes
  • Newsprint or Packing Paper
  • Padded Paper
  • Tape, Markers, & Box cutters
  • Custom boxes- you can create a custom box for unique items by cutting a larger box down to size or by joining two or more boxes together
  • Garbage bags- These are great fro containing loose items before loading into a box.

Choose the right Moving Equipment for your rental truck/ portable storage unit

Failing to have the right equipment to complete your move will result in damage to your furniture and personal belongings. Our team will work with you to protect your belongings with the materials you provide and will use the equipment that is available to protect your items.
Below is are the most important items you should have for a rental truck or portable storage unit

  • Dozens of Moving Blankets
  • Hand trucks
  • Appliance dolly
  • 4 wheel dollies
  • Twine or rope to secure the shipment
  • Padded Paper sheets for storage

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Our Reviews

Dan Bressler
Dan Bressler
17:45 21 Feb 22
These guys are simply amazing. Amber and Chase did an absolutely fantastic job moving my dad from one assisted living... facility to another. This was a last minute move that needed to happen right away, and they drove to Orlando all the way from Tampa to help with this move. They didn’t rush with the moving of items, even though they arrived late due to major traffic delays. They were extremely hard-working and very careful with the items they moved. I won’t go into too much detail, but just know that they went above and beyond what we ever expected from a moving company. Amber and Chase were very friendly, very accommodating, and easy to work with. Thank you so much for making my dad‘s transition to a new home very smooth!read more
Louey Kang
Louey Kang
16:10 16 Jan 22
Juan and Adam were awesome moving my stuff. Very careful with loading and unloading. They both were professional and... fast moving. I highly recommend Strong College Students for your move!read more
Michael Chavez
Michael Chavez
17:58 04 Dec 21
WOW!! I was apprehensive about this move, as we hadn't planned it very far ahead, and it's timing was critical. We were... from out of town, and moving the mother-in-law to an Assisted Living Facility in Dade City, Fl. The three young college students who showed up exactly on time, were professional, courteous and very caring for this nice little old lady's belongings that she was taking with her. The three college students who showed, Amber, Juan and another young man whose name escapes me, were very careful and courteous, and did exactly what we needed.Would I use them again? You betcha!!!!!! I plan on using them again soon. Thanks for an excellent job!!!read more
Douvy
Douvy
09:54 01 Dec 21
Jesse and Chance were top notch quick movers. Appreciate the last minute availability Tristen coordinate with me to get... all furniture moved same day. I would definitely recommend and use Strong College Student Movers again 😊read more
donna suto
donna suto
01:44 17 Nov 21
This is our 3rd move using Strong College Students. Extremely courteous fast and efficient. Thank you Darryl, Cayman... and Jesse!read more
Brandon Agan
Brandon Agan
05:40 07 Nov 21
My two movers Jarvis and Chance were great guys, really on it and got everything done really fast. Was impressed and... had them also put together a piece of furniture, great stuff. Would hire again.read more
Monica Yocum
Monica Yocum
19:33 28 Oct 21
Both sides of the move were great!Miguel and Jarvis completed the move and were SO professional,l and courteous.I... felt great about these movers from the time I chose them to the end. I would definitely choose them again.read more
Ray Lugo
Ray Lugo
17:44 29 Jul 21
My team of Terry, Rae and Devon were so amazing. Quick communitave with each other and finished our move ahead of... schedule. They were fun and a great crew. Highly recommend.read more
Charmae
Charmae
16:29 08 Jul 21
Tristan was very helpful. I called from CA and without hesitation he assisted and provided locations in CA for me. I... was very grateful for Tristan to help me when I was unsure. Thank you 😊read more
Frank Alonso
Frank Alonso
19:39 01 Jul 21
I am Frank with FRSTeam and Strong College Students helped my costumers out with the move and they provided a great... service and were in time. I strongly recommend using this company.read more
Samantha Boswell
Samantha Boswell
13:04 21 Apr 21
Very impressed with the communication from the company at time of booking and movers on day of move. They were on time... and very professional. We used them to help unload our U-Haul and they took great care of everything they unloaded and did it much faster than expected. They were also cheaper than any other company I got a quote from. Would highly recommend.read more
Glenn Elmblad
Glenn Elmblad
22:16 03 Apr 21
Jesse and Pierre were awesome. They were engaging and professional. They arrived early and went to work unloading in... preparation for my apartment complex opening. Knocked it out quickly without any issues, then followed me to a second location to unload there. I would highly recommend this company but especially Jesse and Pierre.read more
Karrol Verrette
Karrol Verrette
19:30 06 Mar 21
Tristan and Malik went out of their way to move us as quickly as possible to stay in budget. They were extremely... friendly. They disassembled and assembled everything for us. We could not have had a better experience. I hkghly recommend them. Unbeatable pricing. Fast friendly and professional.read more
Maggie D'Amato
Maggie D'Amato
19:38 24 Feb 21
Pierre and Terry we’re very professional and efficient with our in state move! They were funny kind and just straight... awesome would deff recommend them and the company to anyone and everyone!read more
Mitzi Bakunis
Mitzi Bakunis
19:58 23 Dec 20
These young men are polite, professional, knowledgeable, and eager to please a customer. They are a great asset to... this business; and I will recommend them to anyone who is moving. Thank you for all of your help!read more
Brad Cook
Brad Cook
18:11 06 Nov 20
Terry and Maleek did a fantastic job! Timely, professional, friendly, and they did it an hour quicker than we booked... them for so it was cheaper than expected too. They had all the required equipment and made it easy on themselves which made it easy on us. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Give them your business!read more
Sheila Rodriguez
Sheila Rodriguez
21:34 03 Nov 20
I just scheduled a local move with Tristan, he was very professional, prepared and informative. You gotta love good... customer service! Plus, it was the best quote I received today. Thanks!My move was just completed by Aaron and Juan, they were on time, professional, and very helpful. I would definitely recommend these guys anytime. They made my moving experience so much better.read more
Collin Hawks
Collin Hawks
18:27 29 Oct 20
Fantastic company. They offer a great service for a great price, easy to stay in contact with, and they go above and... beyond in every aspect they can. Would recommend to anyone looking for a local or out of state move!read more
Arunima Sikdar
Arunima Sikdar
20:50 28 Oct 20
It was quite challenging for me to move another state but thanks to Strong College Students Movers Tampa, they made it... really easy for me. I would like to specially thank Mr. Tristan Mosenthal for his help in making this shift less complicated.They have all kind of reasonable quotations for students. Feel free to call them for your move.I would strongly recommend Strong College Students Movers Tampa!!read more
AL Reed
AL Reed
14:19 23 Oct 20
I called Two Men and a Truck and College Hunks Moving. Those companies had outrages prices and. Took their time to get... back to me. Called Strong College. Wow I was amazed with the customer service and just how professional these guys where. The price was competitive but most of all they made me feel like they wanted my business. Dont look anywhere else. Thank you Strong College for the extremely professional services.read more
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